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    Social distancing matters outdoors too

    Muscatine County Public Health
    Muscatine County Public Healthhttps://www.unitypoint.org/quadcities/muscatine-public-health.aspx
    Trinity Muscatine Public Health provides health education, wellness, and outreach activities for individuals and groups within Muscatine County and the surrounding area. Trinity Muscatine Public Health (TMPH) is contracted by Muscatine County to provide essential public health services for the residents of Muscatine County, working in coordination with the Muscatine County Board of Health. We also have a number of grants to provide additional health-related services to residents in Cedar, Louisa and Muscatine Counties.

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    MUSCATINE, Iowa–Muscatine County Public Health thanks all residents following social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following these guidelines matter, even when outside.

    “We encourage residents to spend time outdoors when possible because it’s beneficial to our mental
    health and physical activity is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle,” said Muscatine County Public
    Health Director Christy Roby Williams. “Everyone needs to continue following social distancing
    guidelines when outdoors because close contact, even outside, can spread the virus that
    causes COVID-19.”

    When spending time outdoors, all people should take several actions:

    • Maintain social distancing by keeping at least six feet between yourself and anyone you encounter
    • Spend time outdoors alone, or only with members of your household. This is not the time for
    team sports or recreation.
    • Avoid popular parks and trails that are frequently crowded.
    • Avoid touching surfaces like crosswalk buttons, park benches, etc. Carry hand sanitizer with you
    so you can clean your hands while outside and be sure to remove your shoes at the door and
    wash your hands as soon as you return home.

    Additionally, everyone should follow general social distancing guidelines:

    • Stay home as much as possible.
    • If you must go out for essential errands like getting groceries or prescriptions, go alone if
    possible and maintain social distancing.
    • Practice social distancing by staying six-feet away from other individuals. Avoid groups of more
    than 10 people
    • Please wear a cloth face covering when running essential errands to protect others in case you are
    infected with COVID-19 and have no symptoms or have not yet developed symptoms.

    As of April 22, Muscatine County has 240 cases of COVID-19, 88 recoveries, and six deaths.

    “The grief our county is experiencing is heartbreaking. Please continue to keep all individuals impacted by these difficult losses in your positive thoughts for comfort, strength, and peace,” said Roby Williams.

    The Muscatine County Health Department continues to work closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and other state and local partners to respond to this ongoing pandemic.

    For up-to-date inforation on COVID-19, visit the IDPH webpage at https://idph.iowa.gov/EmergingHealth-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus and follow the department on Facebook at @IowaDepartmentOfPublicHealth and on Twitter at @IAPublicHealth.

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